Posts Tagged: living conditions

One month later Puerto Rico still left with little to no aid

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The humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico continues to grow worse day by day, due to the blatant negligence of the U.S. government and the colonial statu...

East Harlem community leader: ‘We need affordable housing now!’

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For 75 years, East Harlem, has been the political and cultural heart of the millions of Puerto Rican who no longer live on the island.

Gov’t survey: half of U.S. barely scraping by

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Recently, an article in MarketWatch published several alarming conclusions about the state of the finances of people in the U.S.

NYC protest a battle cry from the Puerto Rican diaspora

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Hundred of activists gathered in the shadow of New York City’s Trump Tower Oct. 3. Called together by The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, Proliberta...

The People’s Vigil: communities confront the opioid epidemic in Riverhead, Long Island

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Families, concerned community members and organizers from across Long Island, New York City and New Jersey gathered the evening of Oct. 1 in Riverhead...

NYC Planning Commission: 100 percent real-estate industry

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The City Planning Commission in New York City is considering a proposal to rezone the working-class neighborhood of East Harlem in order to build lux...

Grenfell disaster, austerity and capitalism

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On June 14, just after midnight, a fire broke out on the fourth floor in Grenfell Tower, a 24-story public housing project located in West London, whi...

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon hit by nurse-led protest after shelving single-payer bill

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Hundreds of members of the California Nurses Association, the labor-based Campaign for a Healthy California, and supporters mobilized in the state cap...

After 100 years, beer trading post by Pine Ridge Reservation closed

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For decades, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has called for an end to alcohol sales at a trading post commonly referred to as Whiteclay.

Not another fare hike — Tax Wall St., not the people! #SwipeItForward

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Contrary to what so many politicians and MTA executives say, high fares are not inevitable. It is all about who holds power and what is made a priorit...